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Thread: Lunate Dislocation

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Smile Lunate Dislocation

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    I need help with CPT 25320.

    My doctor did the following:
    1. Open Reduction of right lunate dislocation and multiple k-wire fixations
    2. Repair of the volar capsule and volar lunotriquetral ligament
    3. Repair of dorsal scapholunate interosseous ligament
    4. Ligation of posterior interosseous nerve for wrist denervation
    5. Placement of Marcaine pump

    I have chosen CPT 25695 for #1, CPT 25320 for #2, CPT 64772 for #4, and CPT 11981 for #5.

    My question is for CPT 25320, would that include both ligament repairs or would I bill the code twice with mod 59?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Kati Telliard, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Orange County

    Default wrist denervation

    Why would you use a code for the spinal nerve ? wouldnt CPT 64722 be a better code for #4 on your list not 64772

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